In these days of the new normal brought about by the global pandemic, many of us are very conscious about our health. And among many helpful ways to maintain our strength and wellbeing is the regular intake of Vitamin C.
But what is Vitamin C? What does it do for our body?
Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C performs various vital functions, like helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy, maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and helping with wound healing. (https://www.nhs.uk)
It also aids in the production of collagen, L-carnitine, and some neurotransmitters. It metabolizes proteins, while its antioxidant activity may reduce the risk of some cancers. (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com)
Likewise, Vitamin C was found to lower cholesterol levels, risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, and deterioration of kidneys, eyes, and nerves among diabetics.
But what seems more noteworthy at this time is Vitamin C’s ability to strengthen our immune system, which can protect us from the dreaded COVID-19 virus. Because it is a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29099763/)
So, where do we get this Vitamin C?
Vitamin C may be found in fruits and vegetables like oranges, strawberries, peppers, broccoli, and potatoes. But being water-soluble, Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body. That is why we need to include it in our daily diet to get the recommended amount of 65 to 90 mg a day for adults. The maximum limit is 2,000 mg a day. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/)
Now, if we are not able to ingest Vitamin C through fruits and vegetables, we can also get our daily dose from food supplements, especially Barley Max.
Imported from New Zealand, Barley Max is made from pure, natural, and organic New Zealand barley. Handy and convenient to use anywhere and any time, each Barley Max sachet or capsule contains pure barley grass powder.
Nutrient-rich young barley grass provides energy, stamina, strength, and immunity-boosting vitamins, like the extremely beneficial Vitamin C. It contains so much vitamin C that the barley grass drink is said to have close to seven times the vitamin C in oranges.
Barley Max is available at Mercury Drug and Watsons personal care stores. Check out: https://www.mercurydrug.com/orderonline.html and https://www.watsons.com.ph/organic-barley-powdered-drink-mix-1-sachet/p/BP_10084369. Or call hotline: 09175642233.